Will you help me find “Suzi”? Her Ethiopian siblings have been searching for her for years. They want to fulfil their late parents dearest wishes to find their beloved daughter.
It started just a few weeks ago. I walked into the early evening air outside The Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa. A man and woman emerged from the shadows. The woman spoke so softly that I had to lean in. Then the man continued with the same hushed tones.
I admit to being slightly irritated. I thought the night of attention to others was over when the book signing finished but that’s not how life is and so I listened. What came to pass was a story of childhood separation and pain. It poured out so quickly I had to stop them to regain the facts. At the end I knew “I must help you find your sister”. I gave them my personal email address.
The sister they are searching for is “Suzi Jordan”. She is an Ethiopian adoptee taken to Norway in the mid sixties by two Norwegian Doctors. The doctors (both named Dr Jordan) were in Ethiopia via The Seventh Day Adventist Church and worked at Zewditu Hospital. This is where Suzi was born in the mid sixties. She was three years old when they took her after arranging legal terms with her father that she would return.
Fastidiously her Ethiopian father kept in touch by letter from Ethiopia to the Jordans in Norway but eventually his letters came back return to sender. Determined not to lose her child the mother found a woman named Ethiopia, who worked at Zewiditu hospital and knew The Jordan Family in Norway. Under guise as The Norwegians friend Ethiopia visited the Jordan’s in 1985/6 and spoke to Suzi. Suzi was just a teenager. Ethiopia reported that Suzi believed all of her family had died in the famine.
Far from dying in the famine the birth parents had eight children: five males three females. The birth mother died in 1992 and the father died in 1996. Their dying wish was the same as their living one: to find Suzi their daughter.
Suzie Jordan (suzi could be Susi wich could be a shortened version of Suzette Suzanne Susanne or Susan) is now in her mid fifties. She is a Doctor in Gynaecology, she grew up in Norway, studied in London and as of 15 years ago married and moved to Sweden. Her second name may have changed from Suzi Jordan to Suzi XXXXX? has one or more children. There can’t be even two Norwegian gynaecologist doctors who are brown skinned (Ethiopian) in their late forties early fifties who live in Sweden or Norway with the name Suzi. There can only be one. Please help find her.
Ethiopian Christmas Day is not December 25th it is January 7th. Would it be possible to find Suzi in Sweden or Norway by then? Please share this post on Norwegian and Swedish sites. Share with Embassies and medical sites and everywhere you can. Let’s see if we can find her.